Evolution of the project Life Tritó Montseny
22/07/2021 02:00 h.
Seven young people worked on water issues in the Montseny Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve
From 11 to 17 July, the Vincles Foundation organised a stay of seven young people in Viladrau, entitled "Joves Talents i Aigua" (Young Talents and Water), so that they could get to know and discover the problems of water in the Montseny Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve. Promoted by Project Wet and tutored by the Fundación Vínculos, with a long experience in environmental education, the result at the end of the week was the presentation of a project to explain to primary school pupils a topic related to water, its management and its problems.
The stay began with the presentation of inspirational documents, individual work, didactic methodology, the creation of work teams and a guided tour on Monday 12th July. On Tuesday morning, the participants first went to Aigua de Viladrau and then visited a stream in the Montseny Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve. Technicians from the Park explained the main objectives of its management and public use, with special emphasis on the Life Tritó Montseny project and the actions that have been carried out to preserve the species and the habitat. Thus, the ranger in charge of data collection explained the physical characteristics of Montseny streams and how these data are collected.
The stay continued on Tuesday with a lunch with Turisme Montseny and in the afternoon with a scientific picnic with the organisation Pèndulum. Wednesday 14th they conceptualised proposals and made exchanges and improvements. In the afternoon they had an external and complementary vision with Marc Ordeix, David Soler, Jus López, J. Manel Riera and Margarida Feliu before sharing. Thursday 15th they carried out a practical experience on the state of a river, with design and simulation tests and they made a guided tour of the Matagalls, looking west. Friday was the turn to produce models and quids, hold a forum for sharing, revision and improvement and have a farewell dinner before presenting the resulting projects on Saturday morning, 17th.
The Fundació Vincles, participació, educació i sostenibilitat is a non-profit cultural charity, created by a group of professionals and other people linked to education, leisure and sustainability. The Water Young Talent scholarships are part of the WET (Water Education Today) project, endorsed by UNESCO and the International Hydrological Programme and in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).